Hey, that car looks like the suspect's car, let's start shooting!
Los Angeles and Torrance police were involved in two shootings in Torrance early Thursday when police came across vehicles similar to the one sought by authorities in a massive manhunt for an ex-LAPD officer suspected of shooting three other officers.
Neither incident actually involved the suspect, said Torrance police Lt. Devin Chase. The suspect, Christopher Jordan Dorner, 33, was at large Thursday morning.
The first Torrance incident occurred about 5:20 a.m. in the 19500 block of Redbeam Avenue in Torrance, Chase said. That incident involved Los Angeles police detectives from the Hollywood division, sources said.
Two people were struck by gunfire and transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries, Chase said. No officers were injured.
The second incident, which involved Torrance police, occurred at Flagler Lane and Beryl Street about 5:45 a.m. No injuries were reported in that incident.
Chase said both incidents involved vehicles matching the description of the one sought in connection with Dorner.
He is attempting to wage a one man guerrilla war, and up to now has been firmly inside the OODA loop of the LA LE response.
He began by targeting families and now has expanded outward. He has shown he has nothing to lose, this is pretty scary situation, what worries me is that he is not the only person with this level of training, and that others are taking notes.
His manifesto is troubling to say the least, but these over-reactions by PD were easy to forecast, and are actually furthering his agenda, and most likely a response that Dorner was hoping for.
Again this is looking like a very motivated and scary individual, it will not end well if he is allowed to control the situation..